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Easiest Way To Create Loose Waves ...

(21 Posts)
TheNewMrsTomHardy Tue 04-Apr-17 18:49:17

That's it really. I am exceptionally cack handed and seem to burn myself with my straighteners more that I use it to style - I caught my ear lobe last week. Not fun.

I was hoping that the more hair-talented amongst you may be able to give me any tips or tricks? Are there any good YouTubers I could look at? Should I give up with the straighteners and get a wand or a barrel iron?

Just for info I have shoulder length hair - so not looking for mermaid styling! Just relaxed, beachy, loose waves.

TIA xx

DavetheCat2001 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:02:39

This is what I want to be able to do too!

I have heavily hinted to my OH that I wanted some Babyliss Big Hair stylers for my birthday next week, which I have heard/read are meant to be good. Whether they are or not, or whether he actually takes the hint or not is yet to be seen, but will keep you posted!

The hairdresser styled mine in loose waves last time I was there with a hairdryer with the fluted end on and a large round brush. It looked ace but there is no way I would be able to recreate that at home!

YouWereRight Tue 04-Apr-17 19:04:24

I use big heated rollers to mine. It seems to keep the waves frizz free too.

TheNewMrsTomHardy Tue 04-Apr-17 20:04:05

This is the sort of thing I'm after - I've got the Babyliss Big Hair but can't get this with that.

Why does looking all relaxed and low effort take so much hard work?

BriocheBriocheBrioche Tue 04-Apr-17 20:05:26

Look up Tanya Burr on YouTube. She did a loose waves tutorial a couple of days ago with a GHD curling wand.
It looks great but I bet it's €€

Truckingalong Tue 04-Apr-17 20:21:03

Best results I've ever had were hairdresser, hairdryer and round brush. Trinny Woodall also has a pretty good video too on creating loose waves.

DavetheCat2001 Tue 04-Apr-17 20:21:46

Does the Babyliss thingy not work too well then?


Truckingalong Tue 04-Apr-17 20:23:42

Nyancat Tue 04-Apr-17 20:28:26

I have a mark hill wicked waver. It works brilliantly on my shoulder length hair, i too am useless styling with straightenees.

TheNewMrsTomHardy Tue 04-Apr-17 20:29:09

Dave I'm not saying it doesn't work but it doesn't give me the effect I want. Maybe my hair is too fine - it might be better for your hair.

Brioche and Trucking thank you for the You Tube tips. I will take a look.

LovelyBaubles Tue 04-Apr-17 20:36:04

I've watched a couple hundreds of you tube videos. They really do help.

I've just about mastered the curls bit but they fall out really quickly - like within minutes.

I need better products, any suggestions?

Happybee09 Tue 04-Apr-17 20:49:45

I can do that hair!!
Could never achieve it with the straighteners but I've got a tresemme curling wand from Argos and it works wonders (and my hair is usually a nightmare to hold any type of curl)
It's called tresemme perfectly undone waves I think

Happybee09 Tue 04-Apr-17 20:50:40

Also it's best to do the curls on day old hair, I have to put a good blast of hairspray on to keep the wave in if my hair is freshly washed

Happybee09 Tue 04-Apr-17 20:56:39

Slight wave

TheNewMrsTomHardy Tue 04-Apr-17 21:32:21

Ooh Happy is it easy? Will I be able to burn myself with that one?

Nyancat I've seen that wicked waver in my local Boots and it's out f the box, so I can have a little try.

Thank you both for the recommendations x

TheNewMrsTomHardy Tue 04-Apr-17 21:32:38


Happybee09 Tue 04-Apr-17 21:38:11

It comes with a glove and heat mat, if you don't wear the glove you will definitely burn yourself!! I have been lazy and nipped my hand a few times but no more than I would with any other heated device (I always burn myself on the iron too)
but they are easy to get the hang of

namechangedtoday15 Tue 04-Apr-17 23:01:42


Hamiltoes Tue 04-Apr-17 23:12:45

I just went out today and got a babyliss big hair grin

I've been watching different tutorials whilst researching if it's for me, and I've heard for blowouts use as is and for proper big loose curls use the pin curl method?

I'm sitting with my hair in pin curls now after using it, followed the tutorial by Eleise. If you youtube search its one of the first to come up. Will report back in the morning and let you know how it goes.

mowglik Wed 05-Apr-17 03:18:21

YouTube overnight sock buns for a no heat method

TheNewMrsTomHardy Wed 05-Apr-17 17:36:46

Hamiltoes How did you get on?

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